Sure it’s a coincidence: two critics of #Obamacare audited by IRS

Posted by: Phineas on December 1, 2013 at 12:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"Your MEA shop steward"

“Your Obamacare attitude adjuster”

Hey, remember when President Obama told his followers to punch back against their enemies “twice as hard?” Or when he joked about setting the IRS on his critics?

Maybe it’s not such a joke. Via Mark Steyn:

A couple of weeks back, cancer patient Bill Elliot, in a defiant appearance on Fox News, discussed the cancelation of his insurance and what he intended to do about it. He’s now being audited.

Insurance agent C Steven Tucker, who quaintly insists that the whimsies of the hyper-regulatory bureaucracy do not trump your legal rights, saw the interview and reached out to Mr Elliot to help him. And he’s now being audited.

You’d think, after the public uproar over the revelations about the IRS harassing Americans for their political beliefs, that the agency and the administration would be wary of anything that resembled using the tax service as political weapon.

But that isn’t the Chicago Way.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. ALman says:

    Remember, their objective is intimidation. As long as it’s a few who are under-going this trial, the rest of us can think we’re glad it’s not us. However, when more and more of us stand with the few and are willing to endure what they are, then it’s a different matter. Same said for a bully. A bully will get away with it until they’re confronted and shown for what they are. So, where’s that in the Constitution about the government “bullying” the people and it being okay?

  2. Joy says:

    The audits are just as coincidental as Obama’s delaying both Obamacare’s (1) big business mandates for a year and (2) delaying the small business mandates until after the November 2014 elections. Any Democrat will tell you there is nothing political at all about these two decisions.

    We must vote all of the Democrat Senators who lied to us about Obamacare out of office in 2014 or else we, the American middle class, will be stuck with paying the huge costs and loss of freedom that go hand-and-hand with Obamacare.

  3. Carlos says:

    This is all a part of a pattern, amazingly similar to how Adolph took over Germany in the 1930s.

    By the time any judicial redress reaches the Supreme Court, even Mr. Roberts will see the writing on the wall (or the baseball bats in the hands of his “guards”) and will have to figure out if he’s still a jellyfish or if he really does have a backbone.

    (My money’s on the jellyfish.)

  4. Brontefan says:

    0bama is nothing more than a pet rock … marketed with a well-funded, well-organized Madison Avenue style Marketing Campaign… to sell the American public on the concept of Marxism. We are expected to be so thrilled by this phony that we give up our Constitution, our freedom & liberty .. and let the government own & control EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING! And so far, it’s working …because if you don’t want to live in a Marxist/socialist state… you are immediately called a Racist and viciously attacked…and we have government agencies with employees willing to break the LAW to target people they don’t like, who don’t agree with their ideology, or who speak out against the first black president.

  5. Carlos says:

    Well, Brontefan, THAT’LL be worth an audit…

    You should know better than to say such things about our sun god king president-for-life.

  6. Carlos says:

    As an added note, Bronte, he doesn’t want to OWN everything, which is what makes him a Nazi. He wants everyone else to own what they already own, but to produce only what, where, when and how the government allows by regulation and bureaucratic interference.

    That way, he can blame someone else for all failures (which he does) and claim credit for any successes (which he does whenever possible, but the examples of that are few and far between.)